Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday's Fave Five #9





Hi! Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. If you are new to us you can find how it works here. Please join on in. This is so uplifting to visit all of you and see what tickled your fancies this past week. Don't forget to sign on to Mr. Linky so that we can do just that.

This was a rough last week for me, but in spite of that there was something fave things from my week that can be picked out.

Number 1 is the deal I got at Linen's 'n Things. I have a friend whose daughter is getting married this weekend. I didn't have a whole lot to spend. I went into Linen's 'n Things as sort of a last minute trip. Lo and behold right up front were these beautiful stainless steel turkey roasters complete with lid and lift out tray, the kind of which I already own and love. And here is the best part. Regular $69.99. On sale, 'cause it's Canadian Thanksgiving and all, for $29.99. And if that doesn't rock my world enough, I had a 20% off coupon! As the kids would say...SCORE!

2. School chocolate bar sales. I know, I know, I go broke when the case of this stuff comes home, and I eat way too many, but it's all for the sake of helping out my kid. Right?

3. Cool Weather drinks. It's been a bit chilly around these parts this week, so the cold weather drinks have made an appearance at my house in the evenings. Chai teas with hot steamed milk, herbal teas sweetened with a touch of honey, hot apple ciders and hot chocolates. Love them all. Somehow it such a cozy, secure thing for me to have hot mug of goodness curled up on the couch with a current read in the evenings.

4. Making plans with my oldest to get her home for this weekend for Thanksgiving. Have I mentioned Kay is coming home today?! I can hardly wait for this afternoon!

5. Isaiah 49:15 -16 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; hyou walls are ever before me."

In leiu of everything happening this week with my back and in the markets and the world I just find this scripture so reassuring and peace giving. To know you and I are engraved into God's mighty, capable and powerful hands and that our walls, whatever they might be, are always before Him is very comforting. Even when everything swirls with uncertainity around us we can know we without a doubt that we matter to God and that He will never forget us. He is there if we but call upon His name.

So what are your favorite things from this past week?





Oh dear. Not quite sure why everyone is getting a big old red "x" behind their names but the links still work! Thank goodness!

Sheesh, something's messing with my head. The "x"'s are gone. Carry on as usual! :v)

21 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You got a great buy at Linens n Things. You know the one by us is going out of business.

Enjoy your time with your daughter.

ellen b said...

I really love a bargain and that was a good one Susanne! It's wonderful to have your daughter coming home and how great to celebrate Thanksgiving in October and on a Monday with the whole weekend to get ready. The verse is a encouragement! Blessings on your weekend...

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Susanne, yes, SCORE! Love it when that happens. Enjoy your weekend, happy Thanksgiving. I know just how you feel about Kay coming home. I'm in for Friday's Fave today. After Kay leaves, come on back and see me!

gail@more than a song said...

You did score! And I know you're excited about Kay being home, hope y'all have a great time!
What a week it's been, we all need an encouraging verse; especially for us with an upcoming election.

Barb said...

What a great deal you got on that turkey roaster, Susanne. I love it when that happens!

Sitting down? I'm participating this week! LOL

PS...I'm so happy for you that your "little girl" is coming home for Thanksgiving. I'll bet these first few weeks with her away at school have seemed like YEARS to you. :-)

Bev said...

Love this idea, and happy to join in.

Islandsparrow said...

Happy Thanksgiving Suzanne - hope you have a wonderful family gathering. It will be so good to have your girl at home! Many blessings.

Robin said...

Hi- I'm jumping on board!
I LOVE that verse you shared at the end of your post - very reassuring indeed. It doesn't matter what happens around us - our future is as secure as can be because of HIM.
Thanks for the great reminder.

Barbara H. said...

What a great buy!!

I don't like hot tea much -- I wish I did, as there is such a variety. My I love my plain decaf coffee on cool days.

Love the verse and thoughts you posted.

Have fun with Kay!!

Beck said...

WHOA! Awesome bargain! And hooray for daughters returning home for Thanksgiving! That's gonna be so great for all of you.

GiBee said...

Oh, my -- I am such a coffee drinker, but I have SO fallen in love with Chai Lattes!!! Yum!

Faith said...

We no longer have a Linens and Things...I miss it...I loved their deals...lucky you!
Enjoy your weekend...my fave 5 is now up!

All Rileyed Up said...

Here via Beck. Nice score at Linens n Things!

Linda said...

I'm going to try to do this next week - if my little brain can remember! All great things Susanne. I do love getting a great bargain.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy this time with your daughter.

Michelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving Susanne ,I hope that you enjoy the turkey feast ;-) Great job at linen's n things.Enjoy having Kay for the weekend.
Oh and Tag you're it...

annie said...

I love to find good buys like that! Great list again this friday Susanne!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Is it your thanksgiving already this weekend??? WOW!! Happy Thanksgiving Dearheart!! so glad your girly is coming home!!!!

You know.. it's been a very blue week for me too.. wonder what is in the air... but I do have things to be thankful for... thank you for reminding me!!!

Hugs.. and eat some turkey for me.. I'm sooooooo CRAVING it!!

Julia said...

Aren't great deals...well, great!? I hope your back is feeling better soon. Happy turkey day!

Willow said...

I finally got my post up~ better late than never this busy week. Enjoy spending the weekend with your daughter!

Mountain Mama said...

You certainly got a deal on the roaster and it's beautiful too!
I hope your daughter gets home for Thanksgiving and you all have a wonderful time.

Michelle M. said...

I love this idea. I am going to join in for tomorrow. Thanks!